The bridegroom cometh

O my soul would fill with rapture If this moment I might hear

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [O my soul would fill with rapture if this moment I might hear]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O my soul would fill with rapture if this moment I might hear:
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh;
I would shout aloud with joy if it were spoken now and her,
Behold the Bridegroom cometh.

Refrain:
Almost now I see his matchless glory in the sky,
It maybe that the dawning of his day is drawing nigh,
And, O my eager heart awaits the long, expected cry:
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh.

2 Soon my eager waiting spirit shall the glad announcement hear:
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh;
And the dreams of night shall vanish when the Bridegroom shall appear;
Behold the Bridegroom cometh. [Refrain]

3 Hark! the long, expected cry rings out amid the stilly night:
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh;
Go ye out, therefore, to meet him with a bright and shining light;
Behold the Bridegroom cometh. [Refrain]

Source: Songs for All #8

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O my soul would fill with rapture If this moment I might hear
Title: The bridegroom cometh
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Almost now I see his matchless glory in the sky
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns of Worship and Songs of the Gospel #d212

Revival Gems No. 1 #d46

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Songs for All #8

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Songs of Love Divine #8

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